Windows Vista and WinXP x64 Issues

Discussion in 'Windows 64bit' started by =?Utf-8?B?TWlrZQ==?=, Dec 22, 2005.

  1. Greetings,

    When Windows Vista comes out, will WinXP 64 users be able to get a Windows
    Update to upgrade to Vista, or will people like myself who own 3+ copies of
    WinXP need to buy the new OS.

    Next, I also have a number of WinXP x64 issues. Most notably is the lack of
    program compatability and lack of virus protection. Anyone have any good tips
    on this?
     
    =?Utf-8?B?TWlrZQ==?=, Dec 22, 2005
    #1
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  2. Sorry all--

    I also had a question regarding my printer. I have a Lexmark Z53 and I
    cannot find a driver for it. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
     
    =?Utf-8?B?TWlrZQ==?=, Dec 22, 2005
    #2
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  3. The distribution of Vista has not been determined yet, but my guess is you
    will have to buy the SKU or better that is the successor to Windows XP
    Professional x64 in the Vista Editions. It will not be a free update, only
    for persons who purchased a Software Assurance agreement within a specified
    period will get a free upgrade to Windows Vista. So, yes, you have to buy
    the new OS when its available, separate licenses too.

    Which applications are you having compatibility issues with? First of all,
    16 bit applications are not supported on Windows x64 and some 32 bit
    applications use 16 bit installers and uninstallers. Could you give us some
    more details? As for AntiVirus, there are a number of utilities on the
    market, AVG, Avast!, NOD32, eTrust 7.1, Symantec AV 10.
    --
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    "Mike" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Greetings,
    >
    > When Windows Vista comes out, will WinXP 64 users be able to get a Windows
    > Update to upgrade to Vista, or will people like myself who own 3+ copies
    > of
    > WinXP need to buy the new OS.
    >
    > Next, I also have a number of WinXP x64 issues. Most notably is the lack
    > of
    > program compatability and lack of virus protection. Anyone have any good
    > tips
    > on this?
     
    Andre Da Costa [Extended64], Dec 23, 2005
    #3
  4. I believe that OEM software has no upgrade path, I'm affraid.

    What app's are you having trouble with, and what kind of trouble?

    There are quite an assortment of able AV programs out there, I can't
    remember them all, have a look here, the issue surfaces at least once a
    week. I run Avast Home edition, a free version of their commercial product -
    you have to register, valid for one year - then register again. I am very
    happy although it sporadically interferes with the shut-down | re-boot
    processes on my machine, not everyone is seeing this behavior.

    The printer - I really do not know about the Lexmarks. Printers have been a
    standing concern with x64, generally the best approach is considered to be
    configuring the printer as something else that is sufficiently close. That
    should give you rather good odds of having at least basic printing, while
    maybe loosing some of the model-specific stuff.


    Tony. . .


    "Mike" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Greetings,
    >
    > When Windows Vista comes out, will WinXP 64 users be able to get a Windows
    > Update to upgrade to Vista, or will people like myself who own 3+ copies
    > of
    > WinXP need to buy the new OS.
    >
    > Next, I also have a number of WinXP x64 issues. Most notably is the lack
    > of
    > program compatability and lack of virus protection. Anyone have any good
    > tips
    > on this?
     
    Tony Sperling, Dec 23, 2005
    #4
  5. =?Utf-8?B?TWlrZQ==?=

    John Barnes Guest

    Why don't you install the z52 printer driver in x64. Looks like the same
    print setup. See how that works


    "Mike" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Sorry all--
    >
    > I also had a question regarding my printer. I have a Lexmark Z53 and I
    > cannot find a driver for it. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
     
    John Barnes, Dec 23, 2005
    #5
  6. An OEM edition of Windows certainly can be upgraded. One buys the upgrade
    edition of the new Windows and runs the installer. The installer finds a
    qualifying edition of Windows installed on the machine and upgrades it. The
    OEM license is then used up (may not be transferred).

    --
    Colin Barnhorst [MVP Windows - Virtual Machine]
    (Reply to the group only unless otherwise requested)
    "Tony Sperling" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >I believe that OEM software has no upgrade path, I'm affraid.
    >
    > What app's are you having trouble with, and what kind of trouble?
    >
    > There are quite an assortment of able AV programs out there, I can't
    > remember them all, have a look here, the issue surfaces at least once a
    > week. I run Avast Home edition, a free version of their commercial
    > product - you have to register, valid for one year - then register again.
    > I am very happy although it sporadically interferes with the shut-down |
    > re-boot processes on my machine, not everyone is seeing this behavior.
    >
    > The printer - I really do not know about the Lexmarks. Printers have been
    > a standing concern with x64, generally the best approach is considered to
    > be configuring the printer as something else that is sufficiently close.
    > That should give you rather good odds of having at least basic printing,
    > while maybe loosing some of the model-specific stuff.
    >
    >
    > Tony. . .
    >
    >
    > "Mike" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> Greetings,
    >>
    >> When Windows Vista comes out, will WinXP 64 users be able to get a
    >> Windows
    >> Update to upgrade to Vista, or will people like myself who own 3+ copies
    >> of
    >> WinXP need to buy the new OS.
    >>
    >> Next, I also have a number of WinXP x64 issues. Most notably is the lack
    >> of
    >> program compatability and lack of virus protection. Anyone have any good
    >> tips
    >> on this?

    >
    >
     
    Colin Barnhorst, Dec 23, 2005
    #6
  7. =?Utf-8?B?TWlrZQ==?=

    John Barnes Guest

    So true. Many computer users purchase retail upgrades. That is a huge push
    by Microsoft each time they introduce a new operating system.


    "Colin Barnhorst" <colinbarharst(remove)@msn.com> wrote in message
    news:%...
    > An OEM edition of Windows certainly can be upgraded. One buys the upgrade
    > edition of the new Windows and runs the installer. The installer finds a
    > qualifying edition of Windows installed on the machine and upgrades it.
    > The OEM license is then used up (may not be transferred).
    >
    > --
    > Colin Barnhorst [MVP Windows - Virtual Machine]
    > (Reply to the group only unless otherwise requested)
    > "Tony Sperling" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >>I believe that OEM software has no upgrade path, I'm affraid.
    >>
    >> What app's are you having trouble with, and what kind of trouble?
    >>
    >> There are quite an assortment of able AV programs out there, I can't
    >> remember them all, have a look here, the issue surfaces at least once a
    >> week. I run Avast Home edition, a free version of their commercial
    >> product - you have to register, valid for one year - then register again.
    >> I am very happy although it sporadically interferes with the shut-down |
    >> re-boot processes on my machine, not everyone is seeing this behavior.
    >>
    >> The printer - I really do not know about the Lexmarks. Printers have been
    >> a standing concern with x64, generally the best approach is considered to
    >> be configuring the printer as something else that is sufficiently close.
    >> That should give you rather good odds of having at least basic printing,
    >> while maybe loosing some of the model-specific stuff.
    >>
    >>
    >> Tony. . .
    >>
    >>
    >> "Mike" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >>> Greetings,
    >>>
    >>> When Windows Vista comes out, will WinXP 64 users be able to get a
    >>> Windows
    >>> Update to upgrade to Vista, or will people like myself who own 3+ copies
    >>> of
    >>> WinXP need to buy the new OS.
    >>>
    >>> Next, I also have a number of WinXP x64 issues. Most notably is the lack
    >>> of
    >>> program compatability and lack of virus protection. Anyone have any good
    >>> tips
    >>> on this?

    >>
    >>

    >
    >
     
    John Barnes, Dec 23, 2005
    #7
  8. Amen to that, I think the only that might not be possible to upgrade are the
    Volume License versions probably can't be upgraded by say Vista Retail.
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    --
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    "Colin Barnhorst" <colinbarharst(remove)@msn.com> wrote in message
    news:%...
    > An OEM edition of Windows certainly can be upgraded. One buys the upgrade
    > edition of the new Windows and runs the installer. The installer finds a
    > qualifying edition of Windows installed on the machine and upgrades it.
    > The OEM license is then used up (may not be transferred).
    >
    > --
    > Colin Barnhorst [MVP Windows - Virtual Machine]
    > (Reply to the group only unless otherwise requested)
    > "Tony Sperling" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >>I believe that OEM software has no upgrade path, I'm affraid.
    >>
    >> What app's are you having trouble with, and what kind of trouble?
    >>
    >> There are quite an assortment of able AV programs out there, I can't
    >> remember them all, have a look here, the issue surfaces at least once a
    >> week. I run Avast Home edition, a free version of their commercial
    >> product - you have to register, valid for one year - then register again.
    >> I am very happy although it sporadically interferes with the shut-down |
    >> re-boot processes on my machine, not everyone is seeing this behavior.
    >>
    >> The printer - I really do not know about the Lexmarks. Printers have been
    >> a standing concern with x64, generally the best approach is considered to
    >> be configuring the printer as something else that is sufficiently close.
    >> That should give you rather good odds of having at least basic printing,
    >> while maybe loosing some of the model-specific stuff.
    >>
    >>
    >> Tony. . .
    >>
    >>
    >> "Mike" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >>> Greetings,
    >>>
    >>> When Windows Vista comes out, will WinXP 64 users be able to get a
    >>> Windows
    >>> Update to upgrade to Vista, or will people like myself who own 3+ copies
    >>> of
    >>> WinXP need to buy the new OS.
    >>>
    >>> Next, I also have a number of WinXP x64 issues. Most notably is the lack
    >>> of
    >>> program compatability and lack of virus protection. Anyone have any good
    >>> tips
    >>> on this?

    >>
    >>

    >
    >
     
    Andre Da Costa, Dec 23, 2005
    #8
  9. The programs I'm having the most trouble with are mostly games (none older
    than 2003). Specifically Far Cry (the water will not load and it crashes my
    computer if I dont put the graphics all on low; I am using the compatability
    mode) and on a few occasions Need for Speed Most Wanted. In addition, I have
    tried to use other drivers for my printer and it hasn't worked (I may try a
    few more drivers though).

    As for Vista, it looks pretty right now and very promising, but would it
    even be worth the money to upgrade if I already have WinXP x64?
     
    =?Utf-8?B?TWlrZQ==?=, Dec 23, 2005
    #9
  10. I can't answer the questions on the Games, its possible you will have to
    check the developers for possible updates or purchase updated versions that
    might support x64 out of the box. Lets hope someone drops by that can answer
    your question about Games more accurately. The only games I play are
    Solitaire, Pin Ball and Checkers over Messenger.

    As for Windows Vista, its currently a work in progress, so I would at least
    recommend you wait until the build is feature complete which it is currently
    not or wait until BETA 2 is released sometime Q1 2006. Vista does offer some
    cool features especially in the areas of security such as User Account
    Protection, sand boxed IE 7, easier deployment, built applications.
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    "Mike" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >
    > The programs I'm having the most trouble with are mostly games (none older
    > than 2003). Specifically Far Cry (the water will not load and it crashes
    > my
    > computer if I dont put the graphics all on low; I am using the
    > compatability
    > mode) and on a few occasions Need for Speed Most Wanted. In addition, I
    > have
    > tried to use other drivers for my printer and it hasn't worked (I may try
    > a
    > few more drivers though).
    >
    > As for Vista, it looks pretty right now and very promising, but would it
    > even be worth the money to upgrade if I already have WinXP x64?
     
    Andre Da Costa, Dec 23, 2005
    #10
  11. =?Utf-8?B?TWlrZQ==?=

    James Park Guest

    "Mike" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > The programs I'm having the most trouble with are mostly games (none older
    > than 2003). Specifically Far Cry (the water will not load and it crashes
    > my
    > computer if I dont put the graphics all on low; I am using the
    > compatability
    > mode) ...


    That's interesting, considering FarCry is just about the only game that
    actually has an x64 version available. Maybe you'll have better luck after
    updating, assuming you haven't done so already.
     
    James Park, Dec 23, 2005
    #11
  12. O.K. - that was a 'miss-phrased phrase', there was no responses here as I
    started typing, I basically meant what Andre managed to express. (and you
    type faster at that, Andre!)

    Games, though, is an issue on a 'par' with drivers, I believe. Businesses
    all around, are working on Vista Compatibility, which in all likelihood will
    benefit XP x64 as well. So, they are saving on their resources and not
    rushing things if there is no 'financial drive'.

    The 'worth' issue is impossible to answer, since Vista is not even a product
    yet. My guess is for most people it will be more valuable than our x64, the
    value with that is that you'll have made part of the transition when the
    rest of the world are facing their difficulties. Many here have subscribed
    to the belief that having XP, they will not rush to Vista, that may be a
    point to remember, but I doubt it that many will stick around with XP only
    for very long, unless the majority of new motherboards implement the
    Fritz-Chip.

    All-in-all, Mike, I think you will be well adviced to do what a lot of the
    contributors here are doing - dual boot! then you will not have to give up
    on running those games, and with a bit of planning thrown in, you will be
    able to print with not so much effort.

    Tony. . .


    "Colin Barnhorst" <colinbarharst(remove)@msn.com> wrote in message
    news:%...
    > An OEM edition of Windows certainly can be upgraded. One buys the upgrade
    > edition of the new Windows and runs the installer. The installer finds a
    > qualifying edition of Windows installed on the machine and upgrades it.
    > The OEM license is then used up (may not be transferred).
    >
    > --
    > Colin Barnhorst [MVP Windows - Virtual Machine]
    > (Reply to the group only unless otherwise requested)
    > "Tony Sperling" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >>I believe that OEM software has no upgrade path, I'm affraid.
    >>
    >> What app's are you having trouble with, and what kind of trouble?
    >>
    >> There are quite an assortment of able AV programs out there, I can't
    >> remember them all, have a look here, the issue surfaces at least once a
    >> week. I run Avast Home edition, a free version of their commercial
    >> product - you have to register, valid for one year - then register again.
    >> I am very happy although it sporadically interferes with the shut-down |
    >> re-boot processes on my machine, not everyone is seeing this behavior.
    >>
    >> The printer - I really do not know about the Lexmarks. Printers have been
    >> a standing concern with x64, generally the best approach is considered to
    >> be configuring the printer as something else that is sufficiently close.
    >> That should give you rather good odds of having at least basic printing,
    >> while maybe loosing some of the model-specific stuff.
    >>
    >>
    >> Tony. . .
    >>
    >>
    >> "Mike" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >>> Greetings,
    >>>
    >>> When Windows Vista comes out, will WinXP 64 users be able to get a
    >>> Windows
    >>> Update to upgrade to Vista, or will people like myself who own 3+ copies
    >>> of
    >>> WinXP need to buy the new OS.
    >>>
    >>> Next, I also have a number of WinXP x64 issues. Most notably is the lack
    >>> of
    >>> program compatability and lack of virus protection. Anyone have any good
    >>> tips
    >>> on this?

    >>
    >>

    >
    >
     
    Tony Sperling, Dec 23, 2005
    #12
  13. Well, I have a Dell XPS 600 and have bene looking into setting up a RAID
    configuration. So many people keep telling me that's the way I should go--but
    I really can't justify the pricetag of a new hard drive just for the RAID
    config. Would it really be worth my while (or would a dual boot be better).
    Thanks!
     
    =?Utf-8?B?TWlrZQ==?=, Dec 23, 2005
    #13
  14. =?Utf-8?B?TWlrZQ==?=

    John Barnes Guest

    If you are having problems running programs or using hardware in x64, you
    would probably be best off with a dual boot for now. Seems most here are
    dual booting still.


    "Mike" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Well, I have a Dell XPS 600 and have bene looking into setting up a RAID
    > configuration. So many people keep telling me that's the way I should
    > go--but
    > I really can't justify the pricetag of a new hard drive just for the RAID
    > config. Would it really be worth my while (or would a dual boot be
    > better).
    > Thanks!
     
    John Barnes, Dec 23, 2005
    #14
  15. Tony, I doubt that running games on x64 will benefit from Vista development.
    The LDDM driver model is very different from XP.

    --
    Colin Barnhorst [MVP Windows - Virtual Machine]
    (Reply to the group only unless otherwise requested)
    "Tony Sperling" <> wrote in message
    news:%...
    > O.K. - that was a 'miss-phrased phrase', there was no responses here as I
    > started typing, I basically meant what Andre managed to express. (and you
    > type faster at that, Andre!)
    >
    > Games, though, is an issue on a 'par' with drivers, I believe. Businesses
    > all around, are working on Vista Compatibility, which in all likelihood
    > will benefit XP x64 as well. So, they are saving on their resources and
    > not rushing things if there is no 'financial drive'.
    >
    > The 'worth' issue is impossible to answer, since Vista is not even a
    > product yet. My guess is for most people it will be more valuable than our
    > x64, the value with that is that you'll have made part of the transition
    > when the rest of the world are facing their difficulties. Many here have
    > subscribed to the belief that having XP, they will not rush to Vista, that
    > may be a point to remember, but I doubt it that many will stick around
    > with XP only for very long, unless the majority of new motherboards
    > implement the Fritz-Chip.
    >
    > All-in-all, Mike, I think you will be well adviced to do what a lot of the
    > contributors here are doing - dual boot! then you will not have to give up
    > on running those games, and with a bit of planning thrown in, you will be
    > able to print with not so much effort.
    >
    > Tony. . .
    >
    >
    > "Colin Barnhorst" <colinbarharst(remove)@msn.com> wrote in message
    > news:%...
    >> An OEM edition of Windows certainly can be upgraded. One buys the
    >> upgrade edition of the new Windows and runs the installer. The installer
    >> finds a qualifying edition of Windows installed on the machine and
    >> upgrades it. The OEM license is then used up (may not be transferred).
    >>
    >> --
    >> Colin Barnhorst [MVP Windows - Virtual Machine]
    >> (Reply to the group only unless otherwise requested)
    >> "Tony Sperling" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >>>I believe that OEM software has no upgrade path, I'm affraid.
    >>>
    >>> What app's are you having trouble with, and what kind of trouble?
    >>>
    >>> There are quite an assortment of able AV programs out there, I can't
    >>> remember them all, have a look here, the issue surfaces at least once a
    >>> week. I run Avast Home edition, a free version of their commercial
    >>> product - you have to register, valid for one year - then register
    >>> again. I am very happy although it sporadically interferes with the
    >>> shut-down | re-boot processes on my machine, not everyone is seeing this
    >>> behavior.
    >>>
    >>> The printer - I really do not know about the Lexmarks. Printers have
    >>> been a standing concern with x64, generally the best approach is
    >>> considered to be configuring the printer as something else that is
    >>> sufficiently close. That should give you rather good odds of having at
    >>> least basic printing, while maybe loosing some of the model-specific
    >>> stuff.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> Tony. . .
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "Mike" <> wrote in message
    >>> news:...
    >>>> Greetings,
    >>>>
    >>>> When Windows Vista comes out, will WinXP 64 users be able to get a
    >>>> Windows
    >>>> Update to upgrade to Vista, or will people like myself who own 3+
    >>>> copies of
    >>>> WinXP need to buy the new OS.
    >>>>
    >>>> Next, I also have a number of WinXP x64 issues. Most notably is the
    >>>> lack of
    >>>> program compatability and lack of virus protection. Anyone have any
    >>>> good tips
    >>>> on this?
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >>

    >
    >
     
    Colin Barnhorst, Dec 23, 2005
    #15
  16. Well, I contacted [Codemasters], and had a friendly respons very quickly.
    Nothing you wouldn't expect - the game is supported up to Win Server 2003,
    don't hold your breath, basicly. The tone in that message, however, gave a
    vague impression that they knew about the issue, they hadn't had many
    complaints (6 month's ago), but that they were worried about something they
    'em-bare-assingly' forgot about.

    I also contacted [SimBin] with the same complaint, respons? Silence!

    No, I do think they are interested in having their products run on Vista, I
    also believe that the effort it would take should border on the 'trivial',
    they are following a production plan to solve the issue, they just don't
    want to reserve the resources to solve it just now.

    The 'driver model' - yes I'm sure it is very different, but from a
    technology point of view it's mostly the same nuts and bolts that hold it
    together - so hardly more than a mental phase of adaptation? Once the ball
    is rolling, that is what they are going to be doing? Like the transition
    from carburator's to fuel-injection in the car industry, basically.


    Tony. . .


    "Colin Barnhorst" <colinbarharst(remove)@msn.com> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Tony, I doubt that running games on x64 will benefit from Vista
    > development. The LDDM driver model is very different from XP.
    >
    > --
    > Colin Barnhorst [MVP Windows - Virtual Machine]
    > (Reply to the group only unless otherwise requested)
    > "Tony Sperling" <> wrote in message
    > news:%...
    >> O.K. - that was a 'miss-phrased phrase', there was no responses here as I
    >> started typing, I basically meant what Andre managed to express. (and you
    >> type faster at that, Andre!)
    >>
    >> Games, though, is an issue on a 'par' with drivers, I believe. Businesses
    >> all around, are working on Vista Compatibility, which in all likelihood
    >> will benefit XP x64 as well. So, they are saving on their resources and
    >> not rushing things if there is no 'financial drive'.
    >>
    >> The 'worth' issue is impossible to answer, since Vista is not even a
    >> product yet. My guess is for most people it will be more valuable than
    >> our x64, the value with that is that you'll have made part of the
    >> transition when the rest of the world are facing their difficulties. Many
    >> here have subscribed to the belief that having XP, they will not rush to
    >> Vista, that may be a point to remember, but I doubt it that many will
    >> stick around with XP only for very long, unless the majority of new
    >> motherboards implement the Fritz-Chip.
    >>
    >> All-in-all, Mike, I think you will be well adviced to do what a lot of
    >> the contributors here are doing - dual boot! then you will not have to
    >> give up on running those games, and with a bit of planning thrown in, you
    >> will be able to print with not so much effort.
    >>
    >> Tony. . .
    >>
    >>
    >> "Colin Barnhorst" <colinbarharst(remove)@msn.com> wrote in message
    >> news:%...
    >>> An OEM edition of Windows certainly can be upgraded. One buys the
    >>> upgrade edition of the new Windows and runs the installer. The
    >>> installer finds a qualifying edition of Windows installed on the machine
    >>> and upgrades it. The OEM license is then used up (may not be
    >>> transferred).
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>> Colin Barnhorst [MVP Windows - Virtual Machine]
    >>> (Reply to the group only unless otherwise requested)
    >>> "Tony Sperling" <> wrote in message
    >>> news:...
    >>>>I believe that OEM software has no upgrade path, I'm affraid.
    >>>>
    >>>> What app's are you having trouble with, and what kind of trouble?
    >>>>
    >>>> There are quite an assortment of able AV programs out there, I can't
    >>>> remember them all, have a look here, the issue surfaces at least once a
    >>>> week. I run Avast Home edition, a free version of their commercial
    >>>> product - you have to register, valid for one year - then register
    >>>> again. I am very happy although it sporadically interferes with the
    >>>> shut-down | re-boot processes on my machine, not everyone is seeing
    >>>> this behavior.
    >>>>
    >>>> The printer - I really do not know about the Lexmarks. Printers have
    >>>> been a standing concern with x64, generally the best approach is
    >>>> considered to be configuring the printer as something else that is
    >>>> sufficiently close. That should give you rather good odds of having at
    >>>> least basic printing, while maybe loosing some of the model-specific
    >>>> stuff.
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> Tony. . .
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> "Mike" <> wrote in message
    >>>> news:...
    >>>>> Greetings,
    >>>>>
    >>>>> When Windows Vista comes out, will WinXP 64 users be able to get a
    >>>>> Windows
    >>>>> Update to upgrade to Vista, or will people like myself who own 3+
    >>>>> copies of
    >>>>> WinXP need to buy the new OS.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Next, I also have a number of WinXP x64 issues. Most notably is the
    >>>>> lack of
    >>>>> program compatability and lack of virus protection. Anyone have any
    >>>>> good tips
    >>>>> on this?
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >>

    >
    >
     
    Tony Sperling, Dec 24, 2005
    #16
  17. nVidia just released new x64 video drivers on December 21. The release notes
    mention the FarCry issue. If you have an nVidia card, you may want to give
    the new drivers a try.

    "Mike" wrote:

    >
    > The programs I'm having the most trouble with are mostly games (none older
    > than 2003). Specifically Far Cry (the water will not load and it crashes my
    > computer if I dont put the graphics all on low; I am using the compatability
    > mode) and on a few occasions Need for Speed Most Wanted. In addition, I have
    > tried to use other drivers for my printer and it hasn't worked (I may try a
    > few more drivers though).
    >
    > As for Vista, it looks pretty right now and very promising, but would it
    > even be worth the money to upgrade if I already have WinXP x64?
     
    =?Utf-8?B?R3JlZyBMdWNhcw==?=, Dec 24, 2005
    #17
  18. Symantec has x64 version of its corporate client. I really doubt you will be
    offered a free upgrade to vista.

    > Next, I also have a number of WinXP x64 issues. Most notably is the lack of
    > program compatability and lack of virus protection. Anyone have any good tips
    > on this?
     
    =?Utf-8?B?Sm9zaA==?=, Dec 29, 2005
    #18
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